long overdue update….



how time does fly. today is the first day of spring vacation.  3 birthdays are over, i now have a 14, 12 and 9 year old. When the new school year starts in April,  Kazu will be in ninth grade, Kayla in 7th (both of them at the same school) and Kai will start 4th grade.   Kazu is in the Ping Pong club, Kai is joining his schools dodge ball team and Kayla is not yet sure what club she will join.  I will once again be  one of the people on the neighborhood council… because i love to be in the thick of things…. helping with the  neighborhood sports day, summer festival and other seasonal activities.  April is really the beginning of the Japanese year, so we’re winding down now as we get ready to start up again soon….

It’s still cold enough to quilt, and i am working on several right now before i put them away for the summer.. I picked up some treasures at my favorite place…. can’t wait till they speak to me and i make something….

Kayla’s 6th grade graduation
treasures from the trash

unbelievable what people will throw away!!!!  There is silk, linen and indigo….. i will probably make bags…

Mar. 29 is the Sap Moon...

here is one of the moons stitched on my moon quilt…


Once again we shall

see the snow melt

Taste the flowing sap

Touch the budding seeds.

Smell the whitening flowers

Know the renewal of life.

—from an Anishnabeg (Ojibway) thanksgiving for spring,

translated from the Anishnabeg………

the teeny tiny jungle in front of our house.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WAcousin
    Mar 25, 2010 @ 18:08:53

    Congratulations, Mom and Dad. Keeping 3 kids on schedule during their educational journey is no easy task in today’s crazy world.

    Your fabric finds in the “trash” are better than we find in our so-called fabric stores. No fair………


  2. Jolene
    Mar 26, 2010 @ 05:20:56

    I love your garden jungle.


  3. jude
    Mar 26, 2010 @ 13:57:39

    well its about time…. ha! the season is turning…..


  4. tik tiki
    Mar 27, 2010 @ 10:03:08

    i like your treasures and the little jungle.


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